Geographical Society of Philadelphia

GEO Bowl

The Philadelphia GEO Bowl event is hosted by The Geographical Society of Philadelphia (GEO), as it promotes a deeper understanding of our complex global world through educational programs and speaker series.
GEO Bowl is a fun and competitive event that brings regional middle-school teams together to compete in a fast-paced geography bee. The GEO Bowl teams are composed of 4-5 students from each of the participating Philadelphia-area middle schools, who must correctly answer questions about… Geography!
GEO Bowl is a competition that involves middle-school children in geographical studies
within the five-county Greater Philadelphia Area. It is the Society’s cornerstone educational
program, first hosted in the late 1950s. Over the years, the Geographical Society has engaged
thousands of children in the competition, but participation has slipped in recent years,
coinciding with Pennsylvania’s adoption of Common Core Standards in 2010.
GEO sponsors the GEO Bowl to highlight the importance of geographic education in our schools today. The goal is to create an exciting educational experience that promotes geography, celebrates cultural understanding, and prepares students to be global citizens of our world.
The competition was held on May 3, 2017, at the University of Pennsylvania.
William Penn Charter School took home the trophy. CONGRATULATIONS!